Can You Believe In The Good With Me? My Guest: Deirdre Conner, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida

Rise and shine!
It’s a beautiful day for a beautiful day.
Be happy. Be kind. Always do your best.
Think good and it will be good.
I sprinkle positive messages to my kids and myself throughout the day.
Why? Because studies show that we grow, flourish and thrive when that is our environment.   Alternatively, the effects of negativity- in environment, language and attitude can be permanently detrimental.
It is not always easy to find the rainbows between the raindrops… So what if you are presented with an umbrella to shield you from the storms so you can spot the beauty more clearly? And that is what we are going to tackle today…

Northeast Florida's nonprofits are an engine that builds a more vibrant and inclusive community! We all work towards making this a better place to live for everyone, Believe in the Good  is a campaign for our region’s nonprofits to use as they build community support, recruit volunteers, attract new supporters and highlight the good that happens when people become part of the nonprofit community. 

But honestly... Like, what IS a nonprofit? And why do they want my time, talent AND treasure? 

My guest is Deirdre Conner, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives and Evaluation of the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida.

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Suzie Becker

Hi, I’m Suze. Here with your weekly dose of culture, values and identity- and where we tackle those topics others may consider off-limits. A little about me, I’m a busy Gen X mom who, quite frankly, wanted to grow up like the Brady Bunch… but ended up being raised in the shadow of Schindler’s List. So this means I’ve spent a lifetime navigating these mixed messages we get hit with daily. You know those conversations- where we wonder if it’s safe to speak our minds? Can we share our experiences? Voice our fears and concerns, or should we just keep our mouths shut? Well, too bad. I need to know! But I’m no expert. So, I’m going to schmooze the experts and get their thoughts. Why? So, when we engage with our kids, colleagues, or the countless committees we interact with, we can do it with competence, kindness, confidence, and maybe a bit of humor. If this sounds like your cup of coffee- welcome to Schmooze with Suze.

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